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Bath man arrested for misuse of food stamps and petit larceny

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Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced the arrest of Joseph M. Chapman, 45, of Bath, for misuse of food stamps and petit larceny. Chapman is accused of using his EBT card to buy $539 worth of food for another person from November 9 to December 8, 2023, violating EBT rules.


Chapman was charged with misuse of food stamps and petit larceny, both class A misdemeanors. He was released with an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.

The arrest was made with assistance from the Steuben County Department of Social Services Fraud and Legal Affairs Unit and the District Attorney’s Office.